|Nature’s Art – the Mineral Beauty of China | All Day|
Collecting rocks and stone carvings has been popular in China for thousands of years. The country’s abundant mineral resources were historically used for industrial purposes only until the mid-1980’s. Marvel at breathtaking specimens including a metallic masterpiece of stibnite, feet-shaped azurite and malachite, a mountainous fluorite covered in snow-like calcite and much more. This special exhibit is included with General Admission. www.perotmuseum.org
|Andretti Indoor Karting & Games | 10:00 am - 12:00 am|
10am-12am Come experience Andretti Indoor Karting and Games, bringing high-speed electric super karts, bowling, VR gaming, arcade games, a ropes course, unique dining, legendary event space and much more. Andretti Indoor Karting and Games offers nearly 100,000 square feet of nonstop action and excitement. It’s a pay-as-you-go facility with no general admission fee. Fun for kids and adults of all ages. https://andrettikarting.com/thecolony
|For A Dreamer Of Houses | 11:00 am - 5:00 pm|
Inspired by philosopher Gaston Bachelard’s concept of the psychological, emotional significance of rooms and houses, For a Dreamer of Houses presents contemporary artworks that evoke personal spaces and considers the politics of places we identify with. The exhibit requires a $9 ticket with discounts for seniors, students, and military. DMA Members and children 11 and under are free. Through January 31, 2021. https://dma.org/art/exhibitions/dreamer-houses
|Lego Trolls World Tour | 10:00 am - 8:00 pm|
Legoland Discovery Center hosts the ultimate celebration of the new movie Trolls World Tour. Tickets from $19.95. Through April 26. https://dallasfw.legolanddiscoverycenter.com/whats-inside/events
|Ennis Bluebonnet Festival | All Day|
All during the month of April, come enjoy the fresh air and spring wildflowers by touring the Ennis Bluebonnet Trails are made up of 40+ miles of public, country roads and various city parks. On April 17–19, you can also enjoy a festival in the heart of downtown Ennis, featuring live entertainment, arts and crafts vendors, food trucks, and more. Free. Through April 30. Ennis Welcome Center, 201 NW Main Street, Ennis www.bluebonnettrail.org
|Liberty and Laughter | 9:00 am - 5:00 pm|
This special exhibit at the George W. Bush Presidential Center glimpses behind-the-scenes into the lighter side of life in the White House. Entertaining first family anecdotes, interactive multimedia, and amusing artifacts unveil presidential pranks, inside jokes, and more. Through Oct. 4. George W. Bush Presidential Center, 2943 SMU Boulevard, Dallas www.bushcenter.org/exhibits-and-events/exhibits/2020/liberty-and-laughter.html
|Fight for Civil Rights Exhibit | 9:30 am - 5:00 pm|
The Fight for Civil Rights in the South combines two prestigious photography exhibitions covering the African American struggle for civil rights and social equality in the 1960s: Selma to Montgomery- Photographs by Spider Martin; and Courage Under Fire-The 1961 Burning of the Freedom Riders Bus. The special exhibition is included in admission: $16 for adults and $12 for students. Through June 30. Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum, 300 N Houston St, Dallas www.dhhrm.org/exhibitions/current-special-exhibition-2/
|EarthX | All Day|
EarthX convenes the world’s largest environmental expo, conference and film festival. Founded in 2011 as Earth Day Dallas, the event draws over 175,000 attendees, 2,000 environmental leaders, exhibitors and 400 speakers. The Expo runs 10am-6pm each day. Check the website for more info regarding the expo, conference and film festival. Free. Through Apr. 26. EarthX Expo, Fair Park, 1121 First Ave., Dallas https://earthx.org
|EarthxFilm Festival Online | All Day|
The world’s largest environmental event is taking its film festival online to explore sustainable solutions to today’s most pressing environmental challenges. The free EarthxFilm Festival will showcase pioneers in eco-storytelling through virtual screenings of films and shorts, as well as live streamed conversations with filmmakers, youth leaders and environmental activists. The festival will include extended reality experiences from EarthXR, taking attendees around the world to intimately connect with the wonders of our planet without leaving their homes. Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day, Earthx2020 will convene virtually as EarthX and The National Geographic Society partner to shine a light on the critical issues facing our planet. More details about Earthx2020 are available at www.EarthX.org.
|ONLINE: Irving Public Library Virtual Programming | All Day|
Bring it home with Irving Public Library virtual programming!
The Library offers the convenience and flexibility to attend programs without leaving home. Online videos allow adults, teens and children to enjoy engaging and educational content including storytimes, crafts and book talks throughout the week. Watch live, or sit back to rewind, pause, skip ahead, and enjoy self-paced repeat viewings.
Also remember: the library loves to see everyone’s completed crafts and projects – just use the tag #IPLATHOME.
For more information, and to check out online services, please visit https://www.cityofirving.org/library.
|Perot Exhibit: The Science Behind Pixar | 9:00 am - 5:00 pm|
Enjoy a unique look into the Pixar process, and explore the science and technology behind some of the most beloved animated films and their characters with The Science Behind Pixar. Get hands on with science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) concepts used by the artists and computer scientists who help bring Pixar’s award-winning films to the big screen. The Science Behind Pixar requires a surcharge for members and non-members. Through Sep. 7. Perot Museum of Nature and Science, 2201 N. Field St., Dallas
|EARTHX EXPO | 10:00 am - 6:00 pm|
EarthX convenes the world’s largest environmental expo, conference and film festival. Founded in 2011 as Earth Day Dallas by environmentalist and businessman Trammell S. Crow, the Texas-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization promotes environmental awareness and impact through conscious business, nonpartisan collaboration and community-driven sustainable solutions. In 2019, the event drew over 175,000 attendees, 2,000 environmental leaders, exhibitors and 400 speakers. Earthx2020 will be held April 24 – 26, 2020 in Dallas. Visit www.EarthX.org.
|Scarborough Renaissance Festival | 10:00 am - 7:00 pm|
The 40th season of Scarborough Renaissance Festival runs eight consecutive weekends (every Saturday and Sunday and Memorial Day Monday) through May 25. Enjoy full combat jousting and birds of prey exhibitions, a Mermaid Lagoon, 25-plus stages of non-stop Renaissance entertainment and a performing company of over 150. Discover 200 shops of exquisite crafts and amazing artisan demonstrations. Experience Knighting ceremonies, a Grande Parade, Renaissance rides, games of skill and more. Through May 25. Scarborough Fairgrounds, 2511 FM 66, Waxahachie www.srfestival.com
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